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July 14, 2004Press Item
House Minority Whip Hoyer charged Tuesday that Republican tax cuts enacted over the last four years have added layers of complexity to the tax code, offering a preview of the Democratic message as House members debate tax policy this week and next.
June 28, 2004Press Item
House Republicans endured a rare legislative setback last week, as dozens of their own Members voted with Democrats to kill a budget enforcement measure that some GOP leaders were reluctant to bring to the floor in the first place.
June 30, 2004Press Item
A deep rift in the Republican Party has left Congress unable to pass a budget this year, raising the probability that, for the third time in three decades, lawmakers will not agree on a detailed blueprint for government spending and tax policy.
July 6, 2004Press Item
Ending months of suspense, Sen. John Kerry on Tuesday turned to his vanquished primary election rival, fellow Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, as his running mate for this fall’s presidential campaign.
July 8, 2004Press Item
The annual appropriations process in the U.S. Senate has ground to a halt as Republican leaders put off floor action on federal-budget matters until at least September for potential political gain, but they are playing a dangerous game.
July 9, 2004Press Item
An extraordinary political drama played out this past week in the U.S. House of Representatives as Democratic and Republican lawmakers feuded over a proposal aimed at watering down part of a key law passed after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
July 30, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the Mid-Session Budget Review released by the Bush Administration's Office of Management and Budget this morning. OMB is required by law to present the Mid-Session Review by July 15, but was two weeks late:
June 24, 2004Press Item
Congressional Republicans are on the brink of a truly remarkable three-stage abandonment of their tradition of fiscal responsibility.
July 22, 2004Press Item
The full House Appropriations Committee included, by a solid bipartisan vote of 42-16 (25 Democrats and 17 Republicans), a Federal Employee Pay Parity amendment in the Fiscal Year 2005 Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act today that was offered by Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD).
July 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission:
July 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor during debate on H.R. 3313, which would bar Federal courts, including the Supreme Court, from considering the constitutionality of Federal legislation:
July 26, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, the lead House sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), issued the following statement in observance of the fourteenth anniversary of the signing of the ADA on July 26th:
July 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission:
July 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is grounding his claim that Democrats “are in striking distance” of taking back the House with a heavy statistical comparison to the Republican watershed election of 1994.
July 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor during debate on H.R. 3313, which would bar Federal courts, including the Supreme Court, from considering the constitutionality of Federal legislation:
July 20, 2004Press Item
After nearly a year of urging the Republican leadership in the House to consider electricity reliability legislation to prevent another massive blackout, Democrats today launched a discharge petition to try to force consideration of H.R. 3004, the “Electricity Reliability Improvement Act of 2003.”
July 21, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding House Republicans’ “Tax Reform and Simplification Week,” the highlight of which was consideration of two non-controversial, minor tax bills today that will do little to reduce the incredible complexity of America’s tax system.
July 22, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – As Congress prepares to recess for a six-week August break, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), House Democratic Caucus Chairman Robert Menendez (NJ), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James Clyburn (SC), and Assistant to the Democratic Leader John Spratt (SC) today lambasted the dismal policy and political record of the Republican majority. The GOP Congress has failed to pass a budget blueprint, created record deficits, and the House is on track to work the least number of days in 48 years. The Democratic leaders today highlighted this absence of leadership, voters’ desire for change in America, the Democrats’ positive agenda, and what that means for the November election. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
July 15, 2004Press Item
U.S. Representative Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) released the following statement today at a press conference highlighting Republican failures on the budget with Assistant to the Leader / Budget Committee Ranking Member John Spratt, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and Blue Dog Coalition Co-Chair Charlie Stenholm.
July 15, 2004Press Item
The Mystery of the Missing Mid-Session Review...
July 19, 2004Press Item
Appropriations, Trade, and Taxes
July 19, 2004Press Item
Military Construction Appropriations, Defense Appropriations, "tax simplification week" ...
July 15, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding House Republicans’ failure today to fund HIV/AIDS programs at levels previously supported by Republicans and authorized by law.
July 15, 2004Press Item
Statement of Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) on Missing Mid-Session Budget Review
July 9, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement regarding H.R. 3598, the Republican “Manufacturing Technology Competitiveness Act,” which reauthorizes the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program. Democrats are long-time supporters of this program while Republicans have tried to cut its funding: